Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is designed to educate citizens of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County about their police department and how officers enforce local and state laws.  The goal of the CPA is to create and develop a growing nucleus of responsible, well informed citizens, who have the potential to influence public opinion concerning police practices and the delivery of services.

 Participants in the CPA may come from all walks of life; recent college graduates to senior citizens, administrators to computer analysts.  The CPA is open to all Lawrenceville residents and those employed in Lawrenceville, eighteen years of age or older, who successfully pass the application process and a driver’s and criminal history check.  Consideration will be given to Gwinnett County residents based upon class seating availability.

 The CPA consists of twelve (12) weeks of both classroom and practical application.  Some of the activities include:

ü  Police Department Tour

ü  Vehicle Pullovers

ü  Firearms Safety

Other topics may include:

ü  K-9

ü  Officer Safety

ü  Drug ID & Trends

ü  Gangs

ü  Crime Scene Processing

ü  The Communications Center

ü  Ride Alongs

Applications are accepted at the Lawrenceville Police Department and two academies will be conducted each year.  The applications are considered in the order they are received.  If you are selected to participate, you will receive a letter from the Training Division sent to the address you provided on your application.

For additional information, please contact Captain Gregory Vaughn at 770-670-5004 or email to [email protected]

Citizens Police Academy Application:

Due to demand, an application and background check will be completed prior to admittance. 

APPLICATION            BACKGROUND CHECK